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Yo Ho (S. P. 463)


The Navy retained the name that this small craft carried when she was acquired.

(S. P. 463: 1ength 46'4"; beam 10'0"; draft 2'8" (mean); speed 9 knots; complement 4; armament 2 machine guns)

Yo Ho, a twin-screw gasoline-engined motor boat built in 1910 at Bath, Maine, by the Bath Marine Construction Co., was acquired by the U. S. Navy from H. D. Bacon of Bath for service as a "scout patrol [boat] Type A slow." Given the identification number S. P. 463, Yo Ho was commissioned on 12 May 1917, Boatswain T. H. Barber, USNRF, in command.

Operating in an unattached status in the waters of the Second Naval District, Yo Ho, enrolled on 8 June 1917, served through the armistice that ended World War I on 11 November 1918.

Ultimately, she was sold for junk on 2 June 1920 to G. F. Blackburn of New York, N.Y.

Robert J. Cressman
29 October 2015

Undated view of Yo Ho. Original in "S.P. Card" File, Ships History Archives, Naval History and Heritage Command, History and Archives Division, Washington Navy Yard.
Published: Thu Nov 05 09:02:03 EST 2015